A bicycle operated between sunset and sunrise must be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible from 500 feet to the front and both a red reflector and a red light visible from 600 feet to the rear. The lamps are permitted to flash.[FSS316.2065(8), 316.2397(7)].
Where can I ride my bicycle?
Venice has miles of trails and paths created for biking. Many city streets have bicycle lanes and bike racks are found downtown and in many parks, making use of a bike for transportation convenient and healthy. In 2012, the City of Venice received the Silver Bicycle Friendly Community designation from the League of American Bicyclists in Washington, D.C.
Patrol Division: Honor Guard
How many members are currently on the Honor Guard?
There are eight full-time members.
Patrol Division: K-9 Unit
Is harming a Police Dog the same as harming a Police Officer?
Harming or killing a police dog is a third-degree felony, punishable by imprisonment of up to five years.
Where do the dogs go when they retire?
It has been the city's practice to let the dogs live out the remainder of their lives with their Venice police partners.
Patrol Division: Marine
Are boating safety courses available?
The U.S. Coast Guard offers boating safety courses. You can find additional and helpful information on the'U. S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Resources'website.
What is the required safety equipment I need for my vessel?
You can find a list of bat safety equipment by visiting the'Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission'website.
Patrol Division: Vehicle
How do I report a drunk driver?
Contact law enforcement immediately while observing a drunk driver. You can dial 911 or call the non-emergency number (941) 486-2444. Try to provide the dispatcher with a location, vehicle description, tag number and direction of travel while observing from a safe distance.
If I can't wear a seatbelt due to medical reasons will I still receive a citation?
A certified note from a physician is required for a person to be exempt from wearing a seatbelt and it should be available to show any time the person is riding in a vehicle.
What are the requirements to operate a motor scooter on the roadway?
Motor scooters with a seat must be titled and registered to operate on the roadway. A valid driver's license is required. Motor scooters without a seat cannot be titled or registered in Florida and cannot be operated on the roadways or sidewalks in this state.
Where do I pay a traffic citation?
You can: Mail your payment to: Clerk of the Circuit Court, Traffic Violation Bureau, P.O. Box 850001 Orlando, Florida 32885. Deliver in person to: Clerk of Court, Traffic Infractions, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, Florida. Or, Clerk of Court, Traffic Infractions 2000 Main Street, Sarasota, Florida.